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"The best thing to do is always to follow your greatest desire” How Lucifer inspired me to write

Updated: Nov 28, 2021

When the pandemic hit, I was moved to two days a week at my job, which meant a lot of downtime compared to my friends who had to work sometimes double hours while also tending to their children. While I couldn’t complain too much, it was definitely stressful those first few months when there was so much unknown, and whenever there is uncertainty my mental health plummets.

My husband, Shane, noticed I wasn’t having a good balance of work and home. I was diving into work and although I was only paid for two days; I was working pretty much full hours.

One night, in the middle of April, Shane encouraged me to come away from my computer and watch a TV show with him. It was a show I had heard of before but had little time for TV in a while since I had traveled for work often prior to the pandemic.

“Come watch Lucifer” he said, and sitting down it only took watching the first episode for me to get hooked.

Lucifer is a Netflix original show that centres on the devil, Lucifer himself, leaving hell to live a life of luxury in Los Angeles, and soon he is contracted to be a consultant with the LAPD alongside detective Chloe Decker. Because of his celestial powers, he has a way of drawing out people’s desires and it helps solve murder cases. It may sound far fetched, but it works.

While there is the detective crime component, there is also the celestial component as Lucifer tries to separate his police work with his secret of being the actual devil (which he doesn’t even try to hide, no one believes him). He and Chloe Decker “The Detective” are drawn to each other and there’s a will-they-won’t-they romance that keeps fans hooked!

After getting published as non-fiction writer, I was itching to get into fiction and it was this show that got my creative juices flowing and inspired me to write my first fiction novel. Now, a year later, I have written the first draft of my 100,000 word paranormal romance and I’m currently in the editing phase.

I’m extremely fortunate to have had this opportunity, as I know few people could pursue creative outlets during the pandemic. I owe a lot of my sanity and creativity to the Lucifer cast and crew, and now that season 6 is set to premiere in September, I thought it was fitting to write how much the story and characters inspired me and helped me cope during a difficult time.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Lucifer, please do! You don’t be disappointed.

Did anyone else write a novel during quarantine? What was the inspiration behind your stories?

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